Added a comment about video Loic Bruni Interviews Brendan Fairclough - Outspoken Episode 7 8/14/2019 11:32 AM

There has been a strong downhill race scene in the UK since the early 90's. This is where the likes of Peaty, Warner, and even Minnaar etc all cut their teeth before stepping up world cups. There are some pretty serious tracks in the UK and even without huge elevation, they were always super technical. Guys like Brendan and Josh were racing downhill from a young age. Ratboy was taken under Peaty's wing at around age 12 and supported throughout his entire career.

I was working in a hotel in Les Gets in circa 2003 when Danny Hart and his family arrived in their van. Looking back, he must have been 12 years old and he was already being talked about. Pretty sure they had been travelling around the Alps riding all the best spots. Don't forget that it's very easy to drive to the French Alps from the UK and this is where a lot of these guys went from a young age.

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Added a comment about video SO ROUGH! Vital RAW, 2019 Val di Sole World Cup Downhill 8/2/2019 3:06 AM

or 'HIRED'

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Added a comment about slideshow BRING THE GNAR! 2019 Val di Sole World Cup Downhill Track Walk 8/1/2019 1:08 AM

Because it looks s**t?

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The Terminator wants his clavicle and humerus back

Added a comment about video Ethen Roberts, on a Moto Strapped to the Roof of a Car Andy Bell is Driving, Jumps a 140-foot Gap 7/31/2019 12:58 AM

Can I get a link to that? I'm remodelling the workshop :-)

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Added a comment about feature Pro Bike Check - Laurie Greenland's Mondraker Summum 29/27.5 7/29/2019 2:45 PM

He's a small dude. My guess is he would struggle weighting the wheels on a long bike. The 29er provides more front grip and allows him to ride off the back and go shorter on the wheelbase. This setup is perfect for his lively riding style.

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Liked a comment on the item HUCKING MEAT! Les Gets World Cup DH Practice Slideshow 7/11/2019 11:30 PM

big applause to the photogs and mostly the riders that f-ed around doing this, at a WORLD CUP! Seems like the fun is back for a while now, keep it up world cuppers, this fun aspect of the PINNACLE of DH racing will get more kids involved and aspire to be...more

Added a comment about slideshow 2019 Les Gets World Cup Downhill Race Track Walk Slideshow 7/11/2019 6:09 AM

Man I was there in '04. It was emotional, there were so many Brits there watching, on the roof of the telecabine, everywhere. Peaty was king, he still is! What a ledge!

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Added a comment about photo Saracen Floating Brake 7/4/2019 2:27 AM

Wow, it's 1996 again...

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It's a 'My Dad bought me a Hightower' bike now.

Added a comment to JDM's bike check 7/1/2019 2:01 AM

This is awesome. All that's missing is one of those Bullet Brothers chain tensioners ;-)

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Liked a comment on the item RACE DAY SLIDESHOW - Fort William World Cup Downhill 6/4/2019 2:17 AM

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Love you don’t change :-)

Added reply in a thread Would You Pay to Watch More World Cup DH on Red Bull TV? 6/1/2019 11:55 PM

It’s a no for me. Watching the live race feed can become somewhat repetitive. I couldn’t do it 2 days in a row. I’m not sure about the qualifying feature they put together for Fort William either. Some vagrant interviewing riders as after they crossed ... more »

Added a comment about feature Exclusive Interview - Tahnee Seagrave Out for Fort William, Likely Leogang 6/1/2019 5:07 AM

It’s a cruel sport sometimes.

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Added a comment about press release YT Industries Launches 'The Mill' 5/26/2019 11:41 PM

Most important question...does Vinnie Jones ride?

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Added reply in a thread World Cup Downhill MTB Race Talk 5/24/2019 7:46 AM

The whole thing is ridiculous. It's such a non story that has been made into a massive thing. I can't believe how badly this was handled by everyone involved (the PB interview doesn't help either). Part the reason for going racing is about product development. ... more »